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Ethiopians Celebrate Their Heritage

Posted on 6/30/2013 by in immigrants Israel Today Operation Dove's Wings Ethiopian Jews Children

As Africans, it is not easy for Ethiopians to absorb into Israel's east-meets-west culture. Now young Ethiopians can celebrate their heritage at the Malkat Shva Ethiopian Cultural Center in Jerusalem.

The center was established by Tracey Shipley as a place for these young immigrants to explore and share their own culture through dance, music, and theater. Not only does the project encourage a sense of pride in Ethiopian Israelis but through performance, all Israelis can learn about and enjoy Ethiopian culture.

This summer, if funds allow, the Center also plans to teach traditional fine arts and singing to young Ethiopian Israeli children at a summer camp.

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